Havana Biennial: Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection

HAVANA—From Ernesto Neto to Jorge Pardo, critically recognized Latin American artists were showcased during the Havana Biennial at the National Museum of Fine Arts. The prominent venue was the site for “CIFO: A Multiple Glance,” an exhibit of works from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros (CIFO) Collection shown for the first time in Cuba. Based in Miami, the CIFO foundation supports artists who are exploring new directions in contemporary art and funds several programs that focus on the needs and work of Latin American visual artists.

CIFO’s biennial exhibit featured painting, photography, video and installations by 65 artists from the Americas, Europe and Asia. According to the official biennial catalogue, the represented artists “have been witnesses and leading figures in the changes [that have] occurred in the most relevant art trends of the last fifty years.”

View more coverage of the 11th Havana Biennial.

Top of page, “Sin Titulo,” 2002 (PVC, wood, wire, lights) by Jorge Pardo (Cuba). | All photos by Arts Observer

Post Your Thoughts